Friday, December 31, 2010

Journey to the Great White North

So Mom and Dad tricked me into a car again. I fell asleep and next thing I knew I was waking up in a car far from home. But they gave me a bottle of Mom's Milk (tm) right when I got up and after a short while we stopped to play with cousins. I got to meet Cousin Sophie. She's very old...two! She sang me songs and showed me lots of stuff I can do when I grow up some more.

Esme and Sophie play Mix-n-Match parents
Oh yeah, I got to meet Sophie's Ima and Aba too (also known in grown up circles as Ben and Julie). And puppy cousin Lillabee showed off some excellent sniffing of me. Everyone else had yummy snacks and Chocolachino made by cousin Ben. After a while, I got sleepy and dozed off.

And when I woke up, I was in that darn car again! And worse, Mom and Dad hadn't brought cousin Sophie with me. It was dark out and there was some white stuff all around. But they did give me another bottle and Mom played with me. I met a new friend who always seems to be in my carseat: Mr Duck. Mr Duck and I had a staring contest for a while and eventually we stopped and got out. Guess who was there? Safta and Ronnie! I was very excited. And Mom and Dad say we get to stay for a whole week. This should be lots of fun.

Love and cuddles,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rub-a-dub, in the tub

Maybe I was a bit hasty to judge this bath thing. Turns out I kinda like it. I'm still not crazy about the face washing and shampooing my head, but it's not so bad that I need to cry. Just a little squirming is enough to do the trick. It can be lots of fun.

The Happy Bather

I even started to figure out how to splash a little bit. That one caught Mom and Dad off guard, and I enjoy surprising them. We'll have to see what I have up my sleeve next time. But since I don't have sleeves in the tub, that could be tricky. Hmmm...

Love and cuddles,

My Former Roommate Comes to Visit

So for the first couple weeks after I came home, I had a roommate. Sherma was a great roommate. She showed Mom and Dad how to take care of me and do all the things they hadn't done before. And she made sure I had company when I got bored or gassy in the middle of the night. But after a couple weeks, it was time for Sherma to head to California and help another baby.

The Roommates looking good

The other day Sherma was back home in NY and had a little free time. So she came over for a visit. We had lots of fun catching up. Sherma said I'd grown a lot. And I showed off my head lifting during some tummy time. We also had a good chat and cuddle. Sherma is very fun and I can't wait to see her again.

Love and cuddles,

Monday, December 6, 2010

GiggleFest 2010

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkkah

It seems that every night Mom and Dad insist on playing with fire. And it seems to be getting a little worse each night. I mean that's a LOT of candles. When will it be enough?

Esme poses with her Menorot
But I have to admit I like the singing they do first. Especially Dad's rendition of the Shehekianu in his funny noise. That one makes me laugh.

Love and cuddles,

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rock-a-Bye Baby

So a little while ago, a got a very special chair from Mom's friend Keith and Sue. But till now, I wasn't big enough to try the chair. But after my date today, Mom and Dad decided I was a big enough girl to try out the chair.

M-o-m, I can handle this myself

It was great to relax after the exciting visit today. I'll have lots of fun with my chair. And maybe soon, I'll be able to sit in it solo.

Love and cuddles,

Gentleman Caller

So Dad finally relented and let me have my first date. He can have so many rules sometimes: regular baths, clean diapers, lots of naps, boys till I'm 4 months old. Well, Dad let me have a boy over a week early!

I had lots of fun getting ready and trying on outfits. I settled on the Burberry dress Great Aunt Susan gave me.

Mom, how do I look? Think Holden will like my dress?
 When Holden came over with his parents, we took it slow at first being a blind date. But in no time, we were watching my mobile and playing with my toys. It was fun.

Esme and Holden watching the mobile together
Then when Holden wasn't expecting it, I made my move and grabbed his hand. He can be my main squeeze.

Esme goes for it, surprising Holden
We then took naps and it was time for Holden to go home. We had lots of fun and maybe Dad will let me go on another date soon.

Love and cuddles,